Keystone Classic winner by A Rocknroll Dance

The A Rocknroll Dance three-year-old Hecandancencruise established a new lifetime mark of 1:50 and pushed his stake earnings over the $100,000 plateau when he took out a $US26,875 division of the Keystone Classic at The Meadow, Pennsylvania on Saturday (September 17).

Premier Rockstar (1:52) Record Machine (1:52) and Racey Rach NZ (1:54.4) were other fast winners sired by A Rocknroll Dance in America.

A Rocknroll Dance was represented by a ‘new’ winner in New Zealand in the three-year-old Rakajed, who emerged successful in 1:59.5 at the Hannon Memorial meeting at Oamaru.

A Rocknroll Dance sired winners in four different states in Australia last week.

The highlights included a winning treble at the Cowra Cup meeting with Dance Baby Dance, Dance Addition and Blue Suede Rocka, Call On Me’s success in the Calder Pacing Cup in 1:54.1 at Maryborough, and the three-year-old winners Dance Steps NZ (Pinjarra) and A Dusty Dance (Young).

A Rocknroll Dance, who is standing his first Queensland season at the new Somerset Farms of Pete and Chantal McMullen, has jumped to seventh position on this season’s Australian All Aged sires’ list with progeny earnings of $2.83 million.

His three-year-olds have banked $646,000 to place him eighth on the table.

By Peter Wharton